Kent Paulette

Boone, NC

Kent Paulette (aka Derfla) is a self-taught artist who uses uninhibited, energetic brush strokes and knife marks to create paintings with thick icing-like textures. For Paulette, each painting is a gamble, a leap into the unknown, a wild ride of exploration and experimentation. He paints to figure things out, not to achieve a specific result. Unexpected or unintended outcomes are welcome; they offer openings through which new possibilities can be glimpsed, imagined, and developed. Paulette works to exploit these opportunities, continually pushing himself and his paintings beyond the boundaries of habit and into the realm of chance. View more paintings online at:

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